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Mar 17, 2010, 11:33 PM
SSM
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So many good things at such good prices - all delivered to my door.

It's hard not to go overboard. In fact - I find it impossible and keep ordering all sorts of stuff that I "might need".
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Mar 18, 2010, 05:57 AM
Glow 😡 no no no
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Originally Posted by SSM
So many good things at such good prices - all delivered to my door.

It's hard not to go overboard. In fact - I find it impossible and keep ordering all sorts of stuff that I "might need".
Thank god

its good to know I am not the only one who does that lol.
Mar 18, 2010, 07:07 AM
Glow 😡 no no no
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Originally Posted by aeromaniac
Ok I placed two orders, one on the 4th which is about to leave hong kong today by standard air freight and the second on the 11th by EMS and which is in australian customs now.

So it is quite easy to see that EMS is much quicker. For a couple of extra dollars its worth going EMS as far as I am concerned.
Update

The EMS parcel is at the post office waiting for me to pick it up, still waiting for the international air to come. Although the order was placed 7 days before the EMS.

So yes EMS is worth the extra few dollars.
Mar 18, 2010, 10:12 PM
A few Models is not enough Hon
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Maybe


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Originally Posted by evo62
Cheers,

I tried that, but it still cuts out around 1/2 throttle with a red blinking light. I might try hooking up another ESC to see if that helps. Sadly, it is mounted next to the firewall (F1) in my AerodromeRC Fokker DR1 and I will need to do major surgery to get it out.

Clovus
Is the red light on a Spectrum receiver. If so that means that the receiver power has droped. - try a bigger battery
Mar 19, 2010, 12:39 AM
Nup, I got nothing!.....
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Thanks for the suggestion Mate,

I'm a dufus, all is fixed and ESC worked as advertised.
Last edited by evo62; Mar 20, 2010 at 10:32 PM.
Mar 19, 2010, 05:54 PM
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Hi, I've placed 70 orders totalling $4,400 over the last 3 years and only had 2 (big) lipo battery failures (no longer sold). Everything else has worked just fine. Their 5 min epoxy is terrific and makes a good 'stocking filler' as do servo leads.

I always thought it was brave of them to publish all feedback! Out of interest I understand a Sydney guy owns the business.
Mar 20, 2010, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Gadgetman
Hi, I've placed 70 orders totalling $4,400 over the last 3 years and only had 2 (big) lipo battery failures (no longer sold). Everything else has worked just fine. Their 5 min epoxy is terrific and makes a good 'stocking filler' as do servo leads.

I always thought it was brave of them to publish all feedback! Out of interest I understand a Sydney guy owns the business.


I left a less than favorable review about an otter esc, HK kept on deleting it.
Mar 21, 2010, 05:19 PM
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Anyone flow the AT6 they've got on there? I was thinking of grabbing one of those or another TB20 as an easy everyday flier for when Im not quite upto my more full on warbirds. Will just have to make sure I reinforce the wing on the TB20 if I get another one
Mar 21, 2010, 06:26 PM
WiggleWiggleWiggle
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We all and know and love the HXT900 but I am wondering if there is an equivalent servo in the next size up in terms of price and quality. Do they make a larger servo that is as reliable as the HXT900?
Mar 22, 2010, 04:55 AM
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Yes they do. MG14's
Mar 22, 2010, 05:56 AM
Glow 😡 no no no
Quote:
Originally Posted by aeromaniac
Ok I placed two orders, one on the 4th which is about to leave hong kong today by standard air freight and the second on the 11th by EMS and which is in australian customs now.

So it is quite easy to see that EMS is much quicker. For a couple of extra dollars its worth going EMS as far as I am concerned.
Quote:
Originally Posted by aeromaniac
Update

The EMS parcel is at the post office waiting for me to pick it up, still waiting for the international air to come. Although the order was placed 7 days before the EMS.

So yes EMS is worth the extra few dollars.
Well the international air came today, thats 18days from order to arrival, very respectable in my books.
Mar 24, 2010, 06:10 AM
The Hippy
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Just got an order in. 1.5kg sent by Air (not EMS)
It took 5 days to get here from the notification email stating it was shipped. Can't remember the amount of days to get it ready, it wasn't too bad anyway.
Nice little surprise when I opened the box, everything had a box to itself.
I've not experienced this in the past, all parts normally been placed in a plastic 'zip lock' type bag and put into a big box.

Keeps everything that little bit more secure as well.
Mar 24, 2010, 06:24 AM
WiggleWiggleWiggle
ozzi supercub's Avatar
I just got my Air mail order in about the same timeframe. They threw in a sheet of cool stickers as well.
Mar 24, 2010, 06:26 AM
Is my CG correct?
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Hopefully mine is just as quick with the slow mail option. Last time I remember the order being packed in less than a day, a lot slower this time it seems
Mar 25, 2010, 07:14 AM
If it flies - it's good
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I got an order delivered a couple of weeks ago. It took them about 5 days before it was shipped (maybe they are still recovering from the new year break) and then another 5 or 6 days to get here. Regular parcel post. Just ordered again on Monday after a bunch of 'out of stock' items came in. I am not near the $4,000 mark in dealings with them, but at this rate I am heading there fast.


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